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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1993Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

1938G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

197913th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

1973NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

1821The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

1492Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

1862Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire

1480Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1943R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

1970Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

1949Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1824Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

1846Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

October 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 8th

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

1869Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, dies at 64

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